Minnesota Department of Transportation

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Hwy 53 rehabilitation, streetscape project

In Koochiching County

Traffic impacts

  • None currently
A rendering of the Hwy 53 International Falls project.

A rendering of the Hwy 53 International Falls project.

Public meetings

The next public meeting for this project is tentatively scheduled to take place in mid-late February 2018. The date for the meeting will be posted in late-January or early February 2018. The "Meetings" tab features information about future and past public meetings.

About this project

A major pavement rehabilitation and streetscape enhancement project is expected to begin summer 2020 in International Falls. The project will greatly improve pavement quality and includes enhancements to drainage, signals, safety, accessibility and the visual quality of the corridor.

Existing conditions.



Existing conditions.

Summary of work

  • Reconstruct and rehabilitate Hwy 53 in International Falls
  • Accessibility, drainage, safety and visual quality improvements